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River's End

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15 1st St, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6070
+1 562-431-5558
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07:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Tue 07:00 - 15:00
Wed - Sun 07:00 - 20:00
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Brigham City, Utah
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157 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

Thought we would try River's End while on vacation with our family. 17 of us. The location was great, end of 1st street near the beach. But that was the best part. It is located in a parking area for Seal Beach so you have to pay to park. Parking is currently $3.00 for two hours. The signs say the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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100 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

Went on a tip from a local and was not disappointed. Was here for a late breakfast. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. On the beach- any closer and you would get wet. Excellent selection- really enjoyed the chilaquiles! And they serve champagne!

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1 Thank daniel p
Austin, Texas
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396 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

At the far end of Ocean Ave where the beach ends at the San Gabriel River is a small establishment tucked away next to a public pay parking lot. This is primarily an outdoor patio café, although there was very limited covered and indoor seating. Our server informed us they didn’t have a liquor license which allowed them to make... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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162 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

We've been here a few times and it is very popular. We came one Sunday and there was a brunch crowd and music that was great. We also came during the week and had sandwiches and salads and it was great and not as crowded. Weekends are crowded and parking limited....weekdays better for parking and crowds. It's a fun place... More 

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Coto de Caza, California
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209 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

Located right on the sand next to the canal that borders Long Beach. A bit rustic and can be windy, but the location is a perfect view of the beach and ocean. Always seems to be sunny...especially afternoon if the marine layer needs to burn off. Food is pretty good, service adequate. Paid Parking can be a challenge and limited.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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222 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

Right at the end of the bike path, this place is really busy on weekend mornings, and for good reason. It provides the perfect destination for cyclists and provides a great view, beach setting, and is out of town setting there all by itself. The food is fine; the prices a bit more than expected. We'll be back.

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Hyattsville, MD
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

River's End has an amazing view - took a while to be seated which was fine; the patio is great and comfortable; Food was okay - they were out of lots of different items which made some ordering difficult - staff was good

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Thank Alias605
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Had a wonderful breakfast with friends. The french toast and heuvos rancheros were very good. Great place to enjoy Seal Beach on a sunday morning.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

If there is a better beach side omlet or eggs benedict or steaming coffee or fresh orange juice--then the River's edge tops them all. The setting is just great--right on the beach, good parking, easy walk from anywhere in Seal. The menu is extensive--and the wait staff works hard to keep the drinks, food, and afterwards moving. Add the beach... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

Great food, better views! I loved the spicy Caribbean sauce on the crab Benedict. My boyfriend ordered the chicken fried steak with rice and fried eggs to recreate our favorite Hawaiian dish, 'the Loco Moco!'

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 20:00
Monday
07:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 20:00
Thursday
07:00 - 20:00
Friday
07:00 - 20:00
Saturday
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 1st St, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6070
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Seal Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 562-431-5558

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?